Latest Practice News:
2015 Flu Clinics
We are running walk-in only (no appointments) Flu Clinics on the following dates for eligible patients aged over 65 or in the following 'at-risk' categories: Chronic Heart Disease, Chronic Respiratory Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, Chronic Liver Disease, Chronic Neurological Disease (Stroke, TIA etc.), Asthma, Diabetes and Pregnant Women:
07, 08, 15 & 22 October from 14:00-18:30
Patients can also be vaccinated when attending for other appointments with a GP or Nurse.
We will be contacting eligible children (all aged 6 months to 4 years & 'at risk' up to the age of 18) by letter and inviting them to attend separate clinics. Children aged 5 to 7 (school years 1 & 2) will be vaccinated at school as part of their in-school vaccination program.
Shoreham Air Crash
If you been affected by the tragic events at the Shoreham Air Show last week please click on the link below in order to access local support services:
Coastal West Sussex - NHS Support
Change to Routine Blood Tests
Please be aware that ALL routine annual blood tests (including diabetic, coronary heart disease, hypertension) are changing from fasting to non-fasting. This is in line with recent NICE guidelines that support a non-fasting cholesterol blood test.
New Meningitis B Vaccine for Babies
A new Meningitis B vaccine for babies is being launched on 1st September 2015. The vaccine will be offered to babies aged 2 months, followed by a second dose at 4 months, and a booster at 12 months. There will also be a temporary catch-up programme for babies who are due their 3 and 4 month vaccinations in September 2015, to protect them when they are most at risk from infection. We will be contacting you in order to book an appointment.
For further information please click on the following link: Meningitis B Vaccine . In particular please click on the following link for the NHS recommendation on the use of parcetamol for this immunisation: Paracetamol & Men B Vaccine .
Mobile Numbers & Email Addresses
We use text messages to send appointment reminders and in the future for the notification of routine test results. If you provided us with your mobile number you will be automatically subscribed to this service, if you do not wish to receive text messages from us please let us know. Similarly, we may contact patients by email for all-patient or other notifications, eg Seasonal Flu Clinic alerts, so please let us know if you do not wish to receive emails from us.